Production Ready Macros for SAS Application Developers
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mf_getvarformat.sas File Reference

Returns the format of a variable. More...

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Detailed Description

Uses varfmt function to identify the format of a particular variable. Usage:

data test;
   format str1 $1.  num1 datetime19.;
   str2='hello mum!'; num2=666;
   stop;
run;
%put %mf_getVarFormat(test,str1);
%put %mf_getVarFormat(work.test,num1);
%put %mf_getVarFormat(test,str2,force=1);
%put %mf_getVarFormat(work.test,num2,force=1);
%put %mf_getVarFormat(test,renegade);

returns:

$1.
DATETIME19.
$10.
8.
NOTE: Variable renegade does not exist in test
Parameters
libdsTwo part dataset (or view) reference.
varVariable name for which a format should be returned
forceSet to 1 to supply a default if the variable has no format
Returns
outputs format
Author
Allan Bowe
Version
9.2

Definition in file mf_getvarformat.sas.